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Waddington in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Village of Waddington

Walking Tour Route

 

—Architecture of the Coast —

 
Village of Waddington Marker - Corner of Main & NY 37 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
1. Village of Waddington Marker - Corner of Main & NY 37
Inscription. Early Seaway Trail communities flourished due to access to the St. Lawrence River.

Raised on Waterpower
Waddington was settled by early industrialists, here to harness the power of the St. Lawrence River. Many of the buildings in the village center today stand as tributes to the success of those early entrepreneurs.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church (12) The oldest church building north of the Mohawk River. Built 1816-1818.
Town Hall (15) The beautiful stonework was crafted by Isaac Johnson, a freed negro slave. Built in 1884.
Hepburn Library (18) A fine example of Beaux Arts Classicism with Greek columns and Palladian windows. Built 1919.
Jefferson Bank (28) Indiana limestone was used for the trim work. Original teller cages still in place. Built in 1919.

Walking Tour Highlights
1 Ogden Hired Help's Residence.
2 Tomilson House, Native Limestone.
3 Thompson House, Queen Anne Style.
4 Colvin House, Georgian Style.
5 Ogden Worker's Residence.
6 Residences demolished.
7 Hosea Fenton House, c. 1850.
8 Residence, Greek Revival Details.
9 Presbyterian Church, 1849.
10 Ogden Land Office, c. 1820.
11 St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rebuilt 1923.
12 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1816-1818.
13 Methodist Church, 1854.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Village of Waddington Markers image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
2. St. Paul's Episcopal Church and Village of Waddington Markers
View is southward from Main Street towards NY 37.

14 Residence, Greek Revival Details.
15 Town Hall, 1884.
16 Residence, Brick, c. 1840.
17 James L. Thayer House, c. 1850.
18 Hepburn Library.
19 Residence, Victorian Ecclectic Style, c. 1887.
20 Residence, Italianate/Early Victorian Style, 1870.
21 Residence, Jerkinhead Roof, c. 1860.
22 Taylor House, a fine Hostelry.
23 George Redington House, Native Stone.
24 Harper's Dry Goods Store, 1880.
25 St. Lawrence Hotel, c. 1900.
26 J.P. Murphy House, 1831.
27 Masonic Building, 1875.
28 Jefferson Bank, 1919.
29 Residence, Brick, c. 1860.
30 Seth Dewey/Carlisle House, C. 1830.
31 David Ogden 'Cottage'.
32 Early St. Paul's Rectory, now a private residence.

The name shown is the original builder or owner. Most of the buildings are privately owned, please respect the rights of the owners.

Seaway Trail, Inc., Corner Ray & West Main St., Sackets Harbor, NY 13685 1-800-SEAWAY-T. This exhibit made possible by a grant from FHWA to Seaway Trail, Inc. Waddington Mayor: Elizabeth J. Phillips.
 
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway marker series.
 
Location. 44° 51.799′ N, 75° 12.166′ 
Back of Village of Waddington and St. Paul's Episcopal Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
3. Back of Village of Waddington and St. Paul's Episcopal Church Markers
View to northwest from NY 37 towards Main Street. Waddington Town Hall, 1884, is in the background (index 15 on the marker). There is a separate marker in the database for Waddington Town Hall.
W. Marker is in Waddington, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Lincoln Avenue (New York State Route 37), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waddington NY 13694, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Paul's Episcopal Church (here, next to this marker); Waddington Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); In Loving Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); George Redington House (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Power (approx. 0.2 miles away); The SS Mary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ogden Island Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Williamsburg Canals (approx. 2.4 miles away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waddington.
 
More about this marker. An identical twin marker is located along the public parking area at the shoreline: 44.865487N, 75.205868W.
 
Also see . . .  Waddington Historic District - Wikipedia. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on December 5, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
St, Paul's Episcopal Church and Village of Waddington Markers image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
4. St, Paul's Episcopal Church and Village of Waddington Markers
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1816-1818, in background; index 12 on the marker.
Village of Waddington Marker - Waterfront image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
5. Village of Waddington Marker - Waterfront
Identical twin marker, except for "You Are Here". Marker is between public parking (St. Lawrence Avenue) and the St. Lawrence River shoreline boat slips.
The SS Mary and Village of Waddington Markers image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
6. The SS Mary and Village of Waddington Markers
St. Lawrence River and Ogden Island (US) in background.
The SS Mary and Village of Waddington Markers image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
7. The SS Mary and Village of Waddington Markers
Location of this identical twin marker, at center, is 44.865487N, 75.205868W.
"2 Tomlinson House, Native Limestone." as on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
8. "2 Tomlinson House, Native Limestone." as on the marker
St. Lawrence Avenue.
"4 Colvin House, Georgian Style." as on the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
9. "4 Colvin House, Georgian Style." as on the marker.
142 St. Lawrence Avenue. Roof exposed. Shifting bricks.
"9 Presbyterian Church, 1849." as on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
10. "9 Presbyterian Church, 1849." as on the marker
Fenton Street.
"9 Presbyterian Church..." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
11. "9 Presbyterian Church..."
Presbyterian Church Office image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
12. Presbyterian Church Office
13 Fenton Street, adjacent and to the right of the church.
"12 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1816-1818." as on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
13. "12 St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1816-1818." as on the marker
129 Lincoln Avenue (NY 37). See the separate marker in the database for this church.
"15 Town Hall, 1884." as on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
14. "15 Town Hall, 1884." as on the marker
38 Main Street, now Chamber of Commerce Office. See the separate marker in the database for the old Town Hall.
"17 James L. Thayer House, c. 1850." as on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
15. "17 James L. Thayer House, c. 1850." as on the marker
34 Main Street. Hepburn Library to the right.
"17 James L. Thayer House,.." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
16. "17 James L. Thayer House,.."
"18 Hepburn Library." as on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
17. "18 Hepburn Library." as on the marker
30 Main Street.
"22 Taylor House, a Fine Hostelry" as on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
18. "22 Taylor House, a Fine Hostelry" as on the marker
23 Main Street. Includes present US Post Office.
"22 Taylor House..." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
19. "22 Taylor House..."
Plaque: "This building dedicated to public service, 1963. John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. J. Edward Day, Postmaster General."
"22 Taylor House..." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
20. "22 Taylor House..."
Corner of Main Street and Maiden Lane.
"23 George Redington House, Native Stone" image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
21. "23 George Redington House, Native Stone"
24 Main Street. See separate marker for this house in the database. Circa 1825.
"25 St. Lawrence Hotel, c. 1900." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
22. "25 St. Lawrence Hotel, c. 1900."
Main Street. Site of the former 1835 Clark House.
North End of Main Street at St. Lawrence Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
23. North End of Main Street at St. Lawrence Avenue
"25 St. Lawrence Hotel" and "27 Masonic Building"
"26 J. P. Murphy House, 1831." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
24. "26 J. P. Murphy House, 1831."
Main Street.
"26 J. P. Murphy House..." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
25. "26 J. P. Murphy House..."
"27 Masonic Building, 1875." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
26. "27 Masonic Building, 1875."
2 Main Street. Free & Accepted Masons Waddington Lodge 393, over the outside door for the upper floor(s). The stones on the front, between the second and third floors, read, "E. Leishman" and "1875". Corner of Main Street and St. Lawrence Avenue.
"27 Masonic Building..." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
27. "27 Masonic Building..."
"28 Jefferson Bank, 1919." image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
28. "28 Jefferson Bank, 1919."
1 Main Street at St. Lawrence Avenue. To the left in the background can be seen: "1 Ogden Hired Help's Residence." and "2 Tomilson House".
 
 
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